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of defense is currently spending $10 billion more conducting the war effort in afghanistan this year than was estimated would be necessary. from what we understand, in order to make up for this estimation the department of defense will have to pull from other funds from its base budget, which is difficult because of sequestration and the other long-term spending limits imposed by the budget control act of 2011. the problems with trying to budget and plan for a war a year in advance and how unforeseen costs can arise. at the same time a $10 billion is copulation is a little alarming. -- miss calculation is a little bit alarming. general, can you explain to us how that underestimation occurred? that we insidere u.s. forces in afghanistan under estimated $10 billion for our requirements for this year. i can assure you we have gone back and look at every dollar we have spent to make sure we have spent to good effect. we have significantly reduced the money we are spending in afghanistan. i will go back and take a look at where the projection came from and why we are in the position we are in
for self-defense and for hunting and for sportsman activities. target shooting. i still go target shooting basically out my backyard in searchlight with my grandchildren. but i've always had trouble understanding why people need assault weapons to hunt or protect their homes or to target shoot. when the assault weapons ban came before the senate for a vote ten years ago, i called my friends, one in particular, who is a real advocate with -- on guns. and he said to me, you can't define an assault weapon. why are you doing this? you can't define an assault weapon. he convinced me he was right, so i voted against that. i voted against the ban. just about a month ago i called this same friend. i asked if his opinion had changed. generally no, but specifically yes, it had changed. he still opposes a ban on assault weapons. i said tell me why. i found his new reasoning absurd. and even though i care a great deal about my friend, he's headed in the wrong direction. so it caused me to reassess my position. he said do police have assault weapons? i said, yeah, some of them. he said if they have the
suggested the united states would reduce our missile defense system in asia for exchange -- in exchange for chinese help with north korea. it seems to me even though we are being threatened by nuclear attack by the north korean government, first of all is that an accurate statement? if so, explain that if you would. >> no. not an accurate statement. i think it was corrected while i was over there. there was reporting to that effect. what i -- there was no offer, no deal, no contemplation of it. what i did say publicly and i'll say it again, is that the president took specific deployment steps of missile defense in direct response to north korea. and it stands to reason that if the north korean threat disappears, there would be a logical question of whether or not that same level of deployment is necessary. all i stated was a sort of fact based on the rationale of the deployment itself. >> do you think that the united states should give aid to north korea of some type to temper their saber rattling, which they seem to do, about this time every year? >> no. >> all right. thank you for tho
general, the director of national intelligence and the secretary of defense shall jointly establish and periodically review policies and procedures governing the receipt, retention, use and disclosure of nonpublicly available cyberthreat information shared with the federal government in accordance with section 1104b of the national security act of 1947 as added by section 3a of this act. such policies and procedures shall, consistent with the need to protect systems and networks from cyberthreats and mitigate cyberthreats in a timely manner, one, minimize the impact on privacy and civil liberties, two, reasonably limit the receipt, retention, use and disclosure of cyberthreat information associated with specific persons that is not necessary to protect systems or networks from cyberthreats or mitigate cyberthreats in a timely manner. three, include requirements to safeguard nonpublicly available cyberthreat information that may be used to identify specific persons from unauthorized access or acquisition. four, protect the confidentiality of cyberthreat information associated with sp
.i.t. technologies cut across every sector of our economy and our national defense infrastructure. our relatively modest 20-year investment in nitr-d programs has contributed immeasurably to our economic and national security by enabling innovation and job creation in the n.i.t. and providing american students with the skills to fill these jobs. let's re-authorize this program today and ensure that it remains strong. i want to thank my friend, mrs. lummis, for reintroducing a bipartisan bill once again in this congress and i also would like to thank my staff and in sokolo for their hard work on this bill and i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 967 and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves, the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. smith: i yield five minutes to mrs. lummis the sponsor of this legislation and who chairs the subcommittee of the science, space and technology committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from wyoming is recognized for five minutes. mrs. lummis: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to start by thanking chairman smith and
they are now looking for two suspects. >>> secretary of defense chuck hagel arrived in israel on sunday for a week-long visit to the middle east. speaking in jerusalem, the secretary said the u.s. agenda is focused on deterring iran and hagel also reiterated what he called the very special relationship between the united states and israel. >>> less than a week after the boston marathon bombings, a chicago teenager has been picked up for attempting to join a syrian jihadist military group. the fbi arrested 18-year-old abdella ahmad tounisi on charges of attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. >>> five people were killed in arizona over the weekend when their van flipped while being chased by border control agents. 22 people were in the suv at the time of the crash. >>> the search continues for survivors of last week's devastating earthquake in china. the government has so far confirmed more than 150 deaths and some 11,000 injured. >>> engines start. liftoff for the mission to mars. >> cool stuff. it was a successful launch sunday for a new rocket carry
, requires the inspectors general of the intelligence community, departments of justice and defense, as well as the privacy and civil liberties board to submit a report to congress every year regarding the use of the information shared with the federal government. this amendment asks the inspector general of the department of homeland security to list enspectors general required to submit the report. it also adds the house and senate committee on homeland security to the list of committees that will receive the report. currently only the house and senate intelligence committee will receive the report. having the department of homeland security as a department included in this reporting requirement adds one more layer to this accountability. allow me to talk about the overall bill and why it has my support. i believe we need a 21st century solution for this 21st century problem. i have heard from businesses and constituents in arizona with firsthand knowledge of this issue. it's affecting both large corporations and small businesses alike. our national security, our financial security, are un
trace, hi, jirnlgs as we all know, the department of defense is planning to downsize the military over the next few years as we also conclude our business in afghanistan. do you believe the large amount of dod contractors and military xoert personnel will flood the job market and increase the demand for goods? no, trace, by the way the army and navy don't move that fast. there would be a peace dividend, that happened in the '90. i don't think you should look at this issue in a way to make money off it, though. it's really not a needle-mover. as a matter of fact, it can be negative for a lot of the defense companies, as we know. and they have been under a cloud because of these cuts. here's one from danny in new york. hi, jim, i heard you say considering the downside of an equity that you would consider a stock than a put. please elaborate. danny, i am so glad you sent me this. because if i have created any misperception that i favor shorting stocks, it is completely out of character with all my books and what i used to do with my hedge fund or trading for myself. i always do puts. i ra
/11 attack in productions for the cia defense personnel based upon legal guidance that has since been repudiated. the most important decision may have been to declare the geneva convention did not apply to al qaeda and taliban captives in afghanistan or guantanamo. the administration never specified what rules would have applied instead. the task force believes that u.s. defense intelligence professionals and service members in harm's way of the clear orders on the treatment of detainees requiring at a minimum compliance with, and article 3 as the geneva convention to be the this was not done. civilian leaders and military commanders have an affirmative responsibility to ensure that their subordinates comply with all of the war. president obama has committed to observe the conventions through an executive order but a future president could change it by the stroke of a pen. congress, our recommendation needs to work with the administration to strengthen the torture statute, the war crimes act and the uniform code of military justice to remove the loopholes that allow the torture to occ
at a cost of $12 billion. the official position of taiwan's ministry of national defense remains committed to procuring those submarines from the u.s. however, as the u.s. stopped making these diesel submarines many years ago, the sale has been stalled. i know we worked with france and some of our allies on this. could you advise what the current status of this submarines being acquired by taiwan is? and finally, you don't necessarily have to comment on this. if you'd like to you can, but former -- but the former president languishes today in a jail cell in taiwan. to me it smacks of the criminalization of politics. . stoot extent this administration communicates with the president i urge you to urge president mah to do the humanitarian thing, president chen's health is failing. i now yield to you, thank you. >> thank you, congressman. i appreciate it. i'll take that and just follow up on it. let me see what we can do about that. on burma, you are absolutely correct. there will be bumps in the road. i hope not big ones. obviously things are happening today that were unimaginable a few year
game. >> defense secretary chuck hagel spoke about the bombings today while on a flight to israel saying, the attack was criminal and every region of the world is not safe from these terrible acts. >> i have not seen any intelligence that would make such a link, but as you know, all of the facts are not in. all of the dynamics and intelligence is not complete and until we know that, until we get more pieces, we won't be able to answer some of those questions. >> hagel also said the obama administration doesn't have enough information yet to decide whether the surviving 19-year-old tsarnaev brother should be sent to the guantanamo bay prison for terror suspects. >>> we're learning much, much more about the suspects now from the russian republic of dagestan where their father now lives. now cnn can exclusively reveal alleged boston bomber tamerlan tsarnaev, the older brother, had video of a jihadist on his youtube channel. let's get to nick paton walsh now, he joins us by phone from dagestan. so nick, what do you know about this video? i just spoke with the police commissioner here
them. that doesn't mean that national defense is not a good idea. on the other hand for people who think that marijuana is relatively safe. they don't think that the gateway evidence is consistent. that people should be left to do what they want to do so as long as they're not harming others, for them there are lots of good arguments for legalizing even without the 20 billion and that's icing on the cake. >> what tax per ounce of weed sold legally did you put into your equation? >> didn't compute it quite that way, but something like 50 to $100 an ounce and market prices now of marijuana vary a lot, but typically maybe in the 3 to $400 a range and that's a tax rate which is higher than on say, normal goods as part of the sales taxes and not so high as to drive the market underground because of tax evasion. stuart: would you expect the price generally to the public to go down if it were fully legalized all across the country? >> i think it will probably go down some and my estimates assume a fairly substantial reduction. the same time, i think we're very close to a defacto legal mar
in this whole region has been through the department of defense, the military, defense contractors, shipbuilding, hundreds of years of history here building ships. we're the only place in the world that builds nuclear aircraft carriers and submarines and those kinds of vessels. the full range of maritime business. the report. hampton roads is probably the largest physical port. -- on the east coast of the u.s. the challenge is running a city like virginia beach are probably not a lot different than most every city in the country right now. that's all all changing relationships of federalism, the relationship between the state and federal government changing dramaticallymaking it much more difficult to finance the operation of cities to keep up with the needs in terms of part, and just the ongoing eds of the community for cultural, recreational, those kinds of activities. resources are getting harder and harder to find. and the competition for those resources is sharper than ever and it's a real balancing act to try to sort through that and come up with a program that will take us out through the
, it will worsen dramatically and be far more costly . the defense department has studied potential threats to national security posed by climate change . d.o.d.'s 2010 quad perennial defense review -- quadrennial defense review states climate change may act as an accelerant for instability and that in turn would place burdens on civilian institutions and militaries around the world . the top commander in the pacific, admiral samuel locklear, said the biggest long-term security challenge in the pacific is the climate change . as the pacific commander, he understands the impact that sea level rise and extreme weather events can have on our military resources and on civilian populations in the pacific . my constituents in minnesota also understand that the threat of climate change . that's why recently nearly 400 people gathered at a local lutheran charge in wilmer, minnesota, to talk about climate change . wilmer is not a big city, so when this many people gather in one place, you know it's a big deal . they're concerned about climate change and the marked increase in severe weather occurren
cold war world. he set up -- he set up a defense structure that cold war started with harry truman and ended with ronald reagan. and now he's considered one of the near great presidents. >> i've always found it fascinating how in realtime we build up and tear down presidents. historians do the same thing. there was a time period 20 or 30 years when historians were giving truman not much credit and there was some revisionism in the late '90s. and we've seen it with grant, with polk, we'll see it with other presidents. >> right. and you look at george bush and 30, 40 years from now, obviously our pearl harbor is 9/11. and a lot of people, historians going to say america wasn't attacked again during the rest of his term over the next seven years. and painted in broad colors, broad strokes, he's going to be judged first and foremost for that. >> what's going on in the aftermath of boston. barack obama has to start worrying about his legacy and isn't going to be enough. does he want his legacy to be i failed? are there going to be any excuses big enough for history. he's got to figure o
government is increasingly held in such low regard by the american people. but for the left the defensive crouch at least makes sense. liberalism's main purpose today is to defend its past gains from conservative reform. but negativity on the right, to my mind, makes no sense at all. the left has created this false narrative that liberals are for things, and conservatives are against things. when we concede this narrative even just implicitly, we concede the debate before that debate even begins. and yet too many of us, elected conservatives especially, do it anyway. we take the bait. a liberal proposes an idea, we explain why it won't work, and we think we've won the debate at that moment. but even if we do, we reinforce at ivat i'm talking about; winning battles while we're losing the war at every step. this must be frustrating to the scholars of the heritage foundation who work every day producing new ideas, ideas about what conservatives can be for. but it should be even more frustrating to the conservatives around the country that we as elected conservatives were, in fact, elected to
making movies, producing tv shows or r & d on defense, you know, spending as investment. it's a bunch of nonsense. the government cooks the books and massage the numbers to make them look better than they are. there's a lot more inflation than the government acknowledges and it gets a lot worse as the money printing continues. >> we appreciate it, peter, thank you. >> thanks. stuart: i want to get back to microsoft, up 70 cents the last time i saw it. nicole, have you got a reason for me yet? >> yeah, it's interesting to see a move at microsoft. it's up almost 4%, come on, when do you he see microsoft up 4%. the it's a couple of things, and i know you love it and everything, let's talk about what we're seeing. on street insider.com there are reports that people are reporting -- reports that people are reporting so that shows you it's out and people are talking about it, but no one has solidified this idea, but that a big hedge fund, value capital will shortly disclose a 2 billion dollar sotake in the software giant. and steve ballmer, ceo, a splitup of the company may be discussed so
, fbi and department of defense and u.s. attorney. how do you investigate a guy like this? >> he will be interrogated. all you can do is write his answers down. this will happen. it will happen as soon as possible. they are not going to give them a lot of leeway here. there are important questions they have to follow up on from an operational standpoint. people want to ask why did you do this? important is who helped you? who was your brother in contact with during his time overseas. was there a support structure we can get on immediately. there are literally at the door of his hospital room standing by as soon as it is able to happen he was on him. >> can you tell us about this and that and the guy says, you know what, i don't want to tell you about anything. you have a cold blooded killer or someone alleged to be that. you think he is going to just breakdown and friendly say, yeah, i'll tell you why my brother did this and we were funded by this one. you think talking to him you are going to get him to spill the beans? >> he will be in the u.s. system now. if he declines to say
to fund the construction of the national bio anding a row defense facilities in kansas. we've talked about. this i'm sure we'll talk about it more today the and i understand the importance of studying animal diseases, but i hope we can avoid providing full funding, $700 million some, full funding, to 2014 alone, for a multi-year construction probably. y building a building in lodge cal segments, taking away resources from other facilities like i.c.e. and the coast guard and fema, maybe even management moneys that we need from the department. and finally, i'm concerned by proposed cuts and the support that the homeland security provides to state and local governments and first responders through homeland security grants, exercises in training and as we saw clearly this week in state and local officials are the ones who will inevitably be on the front line responding to terrorist attacks. my friend always reminds us we need to be risk-based and we need to keep that in mind particularly as we consider these grants to our state and local colleagues. while acknowledging that our approach must b
to aerospace and defense customers during that quarter. dupont reporting 1.56 per share. that was four cents higher than wall street estimates. chairman and ceo will be joining us in a few minutes to talk about all of that. among the other stories we're following this morning a car bomb hit the france embassy in libya today. two french guards were injured. there was extensive damage. this was the first attack on a foreign mission since militants stormed u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> u.s. equity futures have been indicated higher. came in looking at moderate red arrows. dow futures up 65 points above fair value. s&p up by better than four and a half points. overseas in asia overnight you did see a little bit of weakness. hang seng down 1%. and in europe right now, the trends there at least have been following what we have seen here. in fact, the cac is up 2.5%. da x-up 1.6%. the markets have a healthy dose of earnings today. we have seen a lot of that. the market is attractively valued. but he says there are still shorter term technical concerns. joining us is john lynch at wells fargo bank.
defense systems to guard against any miscalculation on their part. >> on the budget, is this your last best final offer to republicans? >> what i tried to do is put forward a budget that i think is a realistic compromise. >> would you go farther on entitlement cuts? >> it does not give republicans everything they want, frankly it doesn't reflect everything i would like to see. it puts forward some of the ideas the republicans had suggested around entitlement reform that i think are reasonable policy. >> they say it's not enough and it's not enough to make a deal, would you go farther? >> i think that before we go anywhere, right now we've got to see from republicans what exactly is it that they want to do. i mean, when they say they want to go farther, what do they want to do? what are they putting on the table. >> you've got democrats a little mad at you, too, saying you've cut social security and medicare and now this is going to come back and haunt them in their races. >> part of what we have to think about, whether we're democrats or republicans is how do we create a system where o
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